Watkins Mfg. Inc.
10565 Medallion Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45241
513.563.0440 tel
513.563.0451 fax


Rotary Saw Cutting can have a big impact on your shop operations and costs!

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Background information

Why it works

More parts per hour:

  • Faster feed rates
  • Gang cutoff
  • Easy SPC
  • No stringy chips
  • Freed up tool station
  • Faster tool changes
  • More pieces/tool grind
  • Fewer stock ups
More parts per bar:
  • Kerf reduced by up to 75%
  • Less facing stock
  • Fewer pieces scrapped
Less/no secondary work:
  • Cutoff is flat, square, and smooth
  • Lengths repeat consistently
  • Small, flimsy burr
  • No nib
Increased capabilities:
  • Exotic materials
  • Irregular Shapes
  • Thin-walled tubing

Cutting Off, Grooving & Forming

Gang Cutting






Background Information
Rotary Saw Cutting (RSC) is a cuting method which replaces single point cutoff (or grooving and forming) in all turning applications. RSC can be used on all materials including steel (12L14 to bearing and aeronautic steels), aluminum, brass, plastic, and rubber. Irregular shapes (hex, square, pinion, etc.) and thin-walled tubing are also easily cut. Due to the full spectrum of parts that can be cut with RSC, many high volume industries are affected by its use--aerospace, hardware, computer, plumbing, automotive, toy, etc.

Rotary Saw Cutoff (RSC) is not new. The first commercially produced RSC attachment--now commonly known as the "Kerf Cutter"--was introduced as far back as the early 60's by Watkins Mfg. Inc. Since then, Watkins has done extensive research and design to advance RSC. Today's "SAW-lution Systems" utilizes a self-contained motorized attachment to drive the rotating saw.